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Cynthia Lim: A Sorrow That’s Always There - REAL with Diane McDaniel

1/30/2018
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Cynthia Lim is author of the forthcoming memoir, Wherever You Are, which chronicles her journey after her husband suffered a cardiac arrest, resulting in brain injury. Cynthia talks about the challenges she faced to help her husband achieve a good quality of life, her determination to maintain normalcy for their sons, and what she misses from … Continue reading Cynthia Lim: A Sorrow That’s Always There →

Duration:00:34:55

Carole Yu: Caring for Yourself and Others - REAL with Diane McDaniel

1/23/2018
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Entrepreneur and independent business owner Carole Yu talks about coping with her husband’s death from cancer while raising two young daughters. With support from Camp Kesem and other organizations, Carole helped her daughters survive and thrive despite the devastating loss of their father. Carole also talks about how she found the strength to follow through … Continue reading Carole Yu: Caring for Yourself and Others →

Duration:00:36:58

Richard Hoff and Schuyler Ha: Expanding the Definition of Family - REAL with Diane McDaniel

1/17/2018
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Richard Hoff and Schuyler Ha share the story of their family, including the many logistics they worked out in order to bring their now 10-year-old daughter into being, the consideration they put into the structure and dynamics of their family, and the environment in which their daughter is being raised. They also talk about the … Continue reading Richard Hoff and Schuyler Ha: Expanding the Definition of Family →

Duration:00:53:26

Tanya Ward Goodman: An Enthusiastic Embrace of the World - REAL with Diane McDaniel

1/9/2018
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On today’s show I’m speaking with writer Tanya Ward Goodman, author of Leaving Tinkertown. Our conversation examines how she uses her writing practice, which she likens to the process of composting, to learn her mind and understand experience. We discuss how the experience of taking care of her father during his decline from early onset … Continue reading Tanya Ward Goodman: An Enthusiastic Embrace of the World →

Duration:00:51:05

Happy New Year! Looking Forward and Back - REAL with Diane McDaniel

1/2/2018
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At the start of the New Year, many people make a practice of reflecting on the year that is past and anticipating the year that is to come. These reflections are a story of what has happened to make us who we are, and our anticipations are a story of who we want to become … Continue reading Happy New Year! Looking Forward and Back →

Duration:00:08:01

REAL is on Hiatus! Return January 2, 2018 - REAL with Diane McDaniel

12/1/2017
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REAL is now on hiatus. We’ll be back on January 2, 2018, with more stories adversity, resilience, creativity, and transformation. This episode is a sneak peek of some of the stories on which we are currently working: As 2018 approaches, we’re thinking about for the New Year, and so we’ll start the year with an episode … Continue reading REAL is on Hiatus! Return January 2, 2018 →

Duration:00:02:09

Thanksgiving Special Episode - REAL with Diane McDaniel

11/21/2017
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Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in United States and a number of other countries. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. It’s a day for gathering with family and family friends and for engaging in family traditions and rituals. To mark … Continue reading Thanksgiving Special Episode →

Duration:00:23:22

Chris Rice: Becoming the Author of My Own Life - REAL with Diane McDaniel

11/15/2017
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Writer and visual artist Chris Rice talks about growing up on the road, traveling between the Bible Belt and Southern California as the oldest of nine children and caretaker of her younger siblings. Witness to the legacy of epigenetic trauma and suffering, Chris became an outsider and observer of the imagined lives she might inhabit … Continue reading Chris Rice: Becoming the Author of My Own Life →

Duration:00:46:20

Celeste Young: A New Relationship to Experience - REAL with Diane McDaniel

11/7/2017
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Mindfulness meditation practitioner and Dharma teacher, Celeste Young, talks about her search to lessen her suffering and develop a new relationship to experience, as well as the joy she now feels in sharing what she loves with students who are dealing with anxiety and stress. Celeste also talks about developing a balanced relationship with the … Continue reading Celeste Young: A New Relationship to Experience →

Duration:00:55:03

Halloween Special Episode - REAL with Diane McDaniel

10/31/2017
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Halloween is an evening for trick-or-treating, dressing in costume, carving jack-o’-lanterns, playing pranks, and visiting haunted houses. Halloween is also a day for remembering the dead. This crowd-sourced episode is comprised of stories about Halloween.

Duration:00:10:10

Abigail Wald: Spinning Straw Into Gold - REAL with Diane McDaniel

10/24/2017
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Abigail Wald is founder of YES Bar and Real Time Parenting. Abigail talks about the serious health challenges faced by her two young sons, and how these experiences of adversity spurred her entrepreneurial spirit and led her to start two new businesses. Abigail also talks about how the parenting tools she learned helped her to achieve … Continue reading Abigail Wald: Spinning Straw Into Gold →

Duration:00:48:13

Elizabeth Aquino: Who Am I Without All of This? - REAL with Diane McDaniel

10/17/2017
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Elizabeth Aquino is writer, disability advocate, and pastry chef. Elizabeth talks about the struggle to understand her own identity as separate from that of her now 22-year-old daughter, Sophie, who is profoundly disabled, as well as how the style in which she writes reflects this fragmentation of identity. Elizabeth also talks about the importance of … Continue reading Elizabeth Aquino: Who Am I Without All of This? →

Duration:00:42:13

Cassandra Austin: Writing the Strangeness Out - REAL with Diane McDaniel

10/10/2017
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Cassandra Austin is an Australian writer and author of two novels who lives in Los Angeles. Our conversation explores how the profound sense of alienation that Cassandra experienced upon moving from the land with which she closely identifies has shaped her writing and helped her to develop her craft even while she struggled personally. Cassandra … Continue reading Cassandra Austin: Writing the Strangeness Out →

Duration:00:38:38

Rhoda Makoff: It Was Fun Because I Was Fearless - REAL with Diane McDaniel

10/3/2017
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Rhoda Makoff received her PhD in Biochemistry in 1961 when she was 23 years old. Our conversation explores how Rhoda developed an interest in science and how she built a successful career in academic research, teaching, and business despite the continual roadblocks that she encountered as a woman who envisioned a major career. Rhoda reflects … Continue reading Rhoda Makoff: It Was Fun Because I Was Fearless →

Duration:00:42:21

Roger Freeman and Alexandra Decas: Nourishing Conversations About Profound Loss - REAL with Diane McDaniel

9/26/2017
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Roger Freeman and Alexandra Decas are members of The Dinner Party, a national community of mostly 20- and 30-somethings who’ve each experienced significant loss. Our conversation explores how connecting intimately with strangers who have similarly experienced loss has allowed each of them to address their feelings of isolation and learn how to live with and … Continue reading Roger Freeman and Alexandra Decas: Nourishing Conversations About Profound Loss →

Duration:00:47:28

Catherine Temma Davidson: Freedom to Explore the Problem - REAL with Diane McDaniel

9/19/2017
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Catherine Temma Davidson is a novelist, essayist, poet, and teacher of writing who grew up in Los Angeles and settled in London. Our conversation delves into Catherine’s creative process as well as her exploration of how culture shapes one’s worldview and what happens when we cross cultures. Catherine talks about the multicultural environment in which … Continue reading Catherine Temma Davidson: Freedom to Explore the Problem →

Duration:00:36:14

Syrie James: It’s So Important to Get the Details Right - REAL with Diane McDaniel

9/12/2017
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Syrie James is the author of nine critically acclaimed novels, as well as a screenwriter. Our conversation explores Syrie’s creative process, which involves a deep immersion in the lives of the real women writers who are the heroines of some of her most successful novels. Steeped in research about the lives and times of her … Continue reading Syrie James: It’s So Important to Get the Details Right →

Duration:00:40:16

Real Cancer to REAL - REAL with Diane McDaniel

9/5/2017
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Today’s episode marks an ending of sorts and a new beginning. It is a lacuna, an interval, a gap. One door is closing and another opens. Today’s episode is the space between the Real Cancer podcast and the REAL podcast. REAL will continue to feature conversations with individuals who‘ve faced the humbling encounter with reality … Continue reading Real Cancer to REAL →

Duration:00:03:47

Jonathan Cohen: Deliberate, and Then Act - REAL with Diane McDaniel

8/29/2017
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Jonathan Cohen is a gastroenterologist and founder of MD Medical Navigators. Jon discusses his attraction to the intensity of interactions between physicians, patients, and family, as well as the intellectual and emotional aspects of practicing medicine. He also talks about the desire to innovate and follow his curiosity, which is at the center of his … Continue reading Jonathan Cohen: Deliberate, and Then Act →

Duration:00:42:07

Jodi Newson: Nurturing Bonds of Caring and Support - REAL with Diane McDaniel

8/22/2017
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Jodi Newson is a registered dietitian in oncology nutrition who works with cancer patients. Jodi talks about the central role that food plays in maintaining our social bonds and how side effects of cancer treatment can disrupt our most cherished ways of showing care. She also talks about being drawn to meaningful work in which … Continue reading Jodi Newson: Nurturing Bonds of Caring and Support →

Duration:00:32:48

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